Where Islam Diverges from Western Religions Series: Muslims in America. Part Four of a Four-Part Series. Article Two of Six Appearing Today
Robert Marquand, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
IN the religious pluralism of America today, Muslims emphasize the similarities between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
All three faiths are "Abrahamic." Jews and Christians trace their lineage to Abraham's son Isaac. Muslims trace their lineage to Abraham's son Ishmael, whom God saved in the wilderness in the book of Genesis. Islam embraces the moral and ethical teachings of Moses and Jesus. Honesty, dignity, decency, and equality are central to the Prophet Muhammad's message.
Yet Islamic and Christian beliefs are profoundly different when addressing such concepts as God, spiritual history, and the roles of Jesus and Paul.
The greatest difference may be …
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Publication information: Article title: Where Islam Diverges from Western Religions Series: Muslims in America. Part Four of a Four-Part Series. Article Two of Six Appearing Today. Contributors: Robert Marquand, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 12, 1996. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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